1987-1990- Pots/vessels/containers. Concrete universal shapes with a wide range of associations, everything from utensils used for ritual purposes to those in everyday use.
The container is very ancient, but also timeless, always pointing to the future.
To contain something, embracing materials with an outer protective shell, is one of life´s fundamentals.Premature fracture of many fragile protective shells -membranes- means almost certain death or destruction. On the other hand, cleavage at the right moment can mean life liberating itself, or even an idea or thought which breaks forth and materializes in creativeness.
A deep part of me and my life is the Norwegian coastal landscape, with its grandeur, ruggedness and beauty. Forever changing but nevertheless timeless, like these shapes. A tribute to life, and this landscape I know so well.
Black Sun, Tule and Trio
1995- Sculpture. Cotton thread, flax and cellulose glue.
8 x 8,h 80-110 cm, 11 parts
Relief. Cotton and flax, cellulose glue.
Diam.150, d 7 cm
This work is a Requiem Mass, refering to Voluspå, the Song of the Sybil,
one of the most important epic poems of Norse mythology.
Sculpture. Linen thread, flax fibres.
260 x 310 cm
The white colour represents something spiritual, both purity and sorrow. The
text fragments are taken from Chinese 8th century poetry.
1997-1998, Gjertrud Hals and Helga Bøe
Sculpture, series. Cotton, flax and kozo fibres, cellulose glue.
Diam. 150, d 25 cm
I often work with geometric shapes: circles, sqares and cubes. And I prefer
clear colours such as white, blue, black, yellow and red.
Quadrat and shield/kvadrat og skjold
1994- Sculpture. Cotton, flax.
50x50x d 10 cm.
Diam 100 x d 10 cm.
Paper works, cast in plaster moulds.
1992- Relief. Kozo and abaca fibres cast in a plaster mould.
110 x 130 cm,5 parts.
Ise is a Shinto temple. It represents Shintoism, which is Japans old
Deva & Devi
Paper cast. Kozo fibres and crochet laces.
H: 7 cm – W: 5 cm – D: 4 cm
Deva is Sanskrit for a god or a deity.
Devi is the feminine form of Deva.
These faces were made after travelling in India in the autumn of 2010
Relief. Paper cast.
240 x 280 cm, and different sizes.
Fence is another of my favorite themes from the 1990s, made in many